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Havering Conservatives launch election manifesto which promises to keep council tax low, deliver new primary schools and support ‘much-valued’ police officers

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 April 2018

Havering Conservatives launch their manifesto for this year's local election. Picture: Havering Conservatives

Havering Conservatives launch their manifesto for this year's local election. Picture: Havering Conservatives

Havering Conservatives

Havering Conservatives are promising to deliver low and stable council tax, invest at least £20m into the area’s roads and pavements and to protect the borough’s character, as part of the party’s election manifesto.

The party launched its 2018 manifesto at the weekend at Havering Town Hall and revealed that they will contest all 54 Havering Council seats at the local elections which are due to take place on May 3.

As well as wanting to have at least two new primary schools and safeguard the Freedom Pass, opposing any attempt to restrict it, the Conservatives are also looking to invest in the town centre to “halt the decline in our high streets and restore pride in them”.

They also want to continue pressing for police resources, reflecting Havering’s needs and ensure that the council co-operates whenever they can to support the “much-valued” police officers.

Deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for housing, Councillor Damian White said: “A high priority for us will be to protect our borough.

“With the many facilities which we have and our strong transport links we know that we are well placed to secure the investment for regeneration where this is needed.

“The council can also play its part by providing a clean environment and improving still further our parks adding to the 13 Green Flag awards already gained by them”.

The party also wants to highlight some of its successes over the past four years, including the construction of the Sapphire Ice and Leisure centre which opened earlier this year.

Leader of Havering Council, Councillor Roger Ramsey said: “A lot has been achieved over the past four years.

“New schools, new leisure facilities and investment in local parks have been secured without high council tax increases.

“We can continue to improve our area in this way.

“However, there are challenges ahead and we need to be ready to meet them.

“Any new housing must be matched by adequate public services such as health and police.

“The council must use all its powers to ensure this happens.”

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